Is the music of life beginning to play like a bad rendition of a Frank Sinatra song?
While we are more sensitive to the physical aspects of our human experience, it is the spiritual ones that need the most tending to. Just like the central nervous system is responsible for the functioning of the entire body, the seven chakras are in charge of your cosmic experience.
To understand chakras, let us take you back to 7th grade Science. Think of your body as a prism and the white light coming from the lamp in your room as cosmic energy.
The light enters your body and breaks up into seven balls of power (each one a different color) along the length of your spine. These form the ‘chakras’, each color corresponding to the basic human needs – love, communication, power, and awareness, etc.
When the chakras are balanced, the human experience is a joyful one. But a hindrance or blockage in any of these can cause feelings of anxiety, stress, and unhappiness.
Chakra affirmations are among the many ways of releasing blockages in your life and allowing the energy to flow freely. If you have been feeling out of sync lately, using chakra affirmations can bring the much-needed balance back into your life.
Think of it as a gym for the soul; a lifetime membership that will not break the bank. Scientifically too, affirmations have been proven to provide various benefits to the brain. They activate the reward center and trigger a reaction similar to enjoying your favorite food or winning the lottery.
1. Root Chakra Affirmations
Starting from the base of the spine, the root chakra forms the very foundation of the seven chakras. Its Sanskrit name is Muladhara. Associated with the earth element, its color frequency is red.
If you have been experiencing dullness and a lack of energy or are overwhelmed by insecurity, the chances are that you need to focus on activating this chakra. Directing your energy towards this chakra will bring into your life enthusiasm and vigor.
Repeat the following affirmations to release energy into the Root Chakra:
- I am aligned with the universe
- I am grounded
- I am powerful and strong
- I am steady and secure
- I am financially secure
- The universe protects me
2. Sacral Chakra Affirmations
Swadishthana Chakra or Sacral Chakra is the orange chakra that relates to creative and sexual energy. The water element of the chakras is located near the lower abdomen.
A dullness in this chakra often manifests itself as a lack of desire in life. To increase its frequency, one must let go of guilt and fear.
Repeat the following affirmations to release energy into the Sacral Chakra:
- I am comfortable with my sexuality
- I attract pleasure into my life
- I am a creative being
- Inspiration flows through every fiber of my being
- My sexuality is a gift
- The universe has blessed me with creativity
3. Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations
Moving up to the navel lies the Manipura Chakra or the Solar Plexus Chakra. With a yellow color frequency, this chakra relates to feelings of self-esteem, power, and self-respect. Holding on to the feeling of shame from past actions can dull the brightness of this Fire element.
Free yourself of the sense of embarrassment and dishonor that your past doings may have caused. Forgive yourself and focus on the positive aspects of your personality.
Repeat the following affirmations to release energy into the Solar Plexus Chakra:
- I am enough
- I am perfect as I am
- I am a child of the universe, protected and secure
- The universe does not judge me
- I resolve to bring positive changes in my life
- Situations do not make me, how I respond to them does
4. Heart Chakra Affirmations
As the name suggests, the Heart Chakra or the Anahata Chakra lies in the heart region. With a green color frequency, this chakra is responsible for feelings of love, hatred, and fear.
A heart full of love will experience an absence of fear, while a heartbroken individual may hold hatred and regret in their heart. To enhance this chakra, you must direct your energy toward love and compassion.
Repeat the following affirmations to release energy into the Heart Chakra:
- I am full of love
- I forgive those who hurt me
- I am not my feelings
- I love freely and wholly
- I am healed from the past hurt
- I attract love everywhere I go
5. Throat Chakra Affirmations
When the feeling of love and gratefulness soars through your body, you feel a sensation in your throat. On the other hand, the throat chokes when one experiences grief and sadness.
The Throat Chakra, also known as Vishuddhi Chakra, lies in the neck region. The blue color frequency of this chakra burns brighter when one is encouraged to speak their truth freely.
Free yourself of the lies that hold you back and bring forth your authentic self. Listen to others sincerely as you would yourself.
Repeat the following affirmations to release energy into the Throat Chakra:
- I speak my truth with all my heart
- I present myself as I am
- I am happy and content
- I accept my flaws and embrace them
- I allow myself to feel all human emotions freely
- I open my heart and mind to understand others
6. Third Eye Chakra Affirmations
Ajna Chakra or the Third Eye Chakra is the chakra of awareness. Located between the brows, this chakra has an indigo color frequency.
Tap into your intuition by activating this chakra and be more vigilant of your experiences. Release your sense of ego and allow the grounding of your inner wisdom to transpire.
Life and its illusions become apparent to the one who feeds this chakra. You will be able to see people and events in their true light with the help of this chakra.
Repeat the following affirmations to release energy into the Third Eye Chakra:
- I am one with the universe
- I trust my instincts
- I feel connected to the universe
- I allow myself to see the light
- I am aware of life and its illusions
- My mind is quiet and peaceful
7. Crown Chakra Affirmations
Right in the crown area of the head lies the Sahasrara Chakra or the Crown Chakra. With a violet color frequency, this chakra signifies enlightenment, harmony, and cosmic connection.
As one meditates and loses the sense of attachment with worldly possessions, the crown chakra burns brighter. The more intense its light, the more enlightened and in tune with the universe the individual becomes.
Repeat the following affirmations to release energy into the Crown Chakra:
- I carry the universe in me
- I am limitless and unbounded
- I am guided by the divine light
- The greatness of the universe is within me
- I am the light
- I let go of my restraining thoughts and embrace my truth
Chakra balancing affirmations will help you be at peace with yourself and become more open to positive experiences. Repeating the affirmations for each chakra as described above may help unleash your true potential. Balanced chakras will improve your quality of life and bring you closer to the ultimate truth.